A New Kind of Consciousness

In the fullness of time, God caused to descend upon this organism, both on its psychology and physiology, a new kind of consciousness which could say “I” and “me,” which could look upon itself as an object, which knew God, which could make judgments of truth, beauty and goodness, and which was so far above time that it could perceive time flowing past.

C.S. Lewis (on the emergence of the “image of God” in humanity)
From The Problem of Pain